Gioiosa Marea is located in the Sicilian region of Messina. The beautiful weather, nearby beaches and local attractions make this a nice choice for a breakaway that is close to many activities yet a bit off of the beaten path. A holiday rental home in Gioiosa Marea will provide you with all of the comforts of home. You will be in a quiet, country setting yet be within a short drive of beaches and all manner of activities.
With a beach just 3 km from Gioiosa Marea, there are many ways to spend the hot Mediterranean days whilst on holiday to Gioiosa Marea. Swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing and SCUBA diving are just some of the possibilities. Guided group tours are available and are a good way to see the sites if you are not comfortable venturing out on your own. There are also wonderful hiking opportunities in and around Gioiosa Marea. The lush green landscape provides a beautiful backdrop for your hiking and cycling adventures. There are nearby vineyards where you can partake in wine tastings whilst also learning about the process of winemaking, both now and in years past.
Of course, no visit to Sicily would be complete without heavy sampling of the local cuisine. Dine on the freshest possible seafood, fabulous pasta dishes and then top it off with some cool gelato. Some travellers opt for daytrips to nearby islands to explore even more of this gorgeous Mediterranean region.
Since 1933, the Bell Tower and Astronomy Clock has put on a noontime show. Carved characters perform and the clock treats the crowd with Ave Maria. The Cathedral of Messina is an example of Norman architecture. Originally constructed in 1197, it was rebuilt in 1908 after being destroyed.
The Mediterranean climate of Gioiosa Marea produces summers that are hot, but not humid. The lack of humidity makes the heat much more pleasant. Winters in Gioiosa Marea are quite mild as compared to some other areas. The average summer temperatures are between 24 and 25 degrees. The average temperature in the winter is between 11 and 13 degrees. The mild winters mean that a visit to Gioiosa Marea is a pleasant experience no matter the time of year.
Those travelling to Gioiosa Marea may fly into Catania Airport (CTA), Palermo Airport (PMO) or Trapani Airport (TPS). All are a bit of a drive to Gioiosa Marea. Catania is the closest at 181 km and Trapani is 271 km from Gioiosa Marea. There is a ferry and railway station in Patti, just 6 km from Gioiosa Marea. It is recommended that you rent a car for use during your stay.